Going Around Pagudpud (South Tour)
|Kapurpurawan Rock Formation|
- Bangui Windmills
- Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
- Cape Bojeador
Standard rate for this tricycle tour is Php 600. Our tour guide and tricycle driver was the highly-recommended Kuya Lenzer (+639068185735). A tricycle tour can accommodate a maximum of four (4) persons. Should you require an air-conditioned van, Kuya Lenzer also has one.
Just like the previous day, Kuya Lenzer picked us up at 8:00 am, and since we were staying in Saud area off the southern part of the town of Pagudpud, the distance to our first destination (Bangui Windmills) was relatively shorter.
Bangui Windmills, a row of wind turbines, stretch along the shores of Bangui Bay, facing the open sea. There are no other structures in this area except for some souvenir stalls and a restroom. No trees whatsoever, so please be prepared to bathe in the scorching heat of the sun. You can also go horseback riding here. To date, wind farms in the towns of Burgos and Pagudpud are underway, and Kuya Lenzer said they might start offering ATV tours to Pagudpud wind farm once it is already open. Cool!
|On our way to Kapurpurawan|
|Horseback riding, anyone?|
|Looks like Biri?|
|The sphinx at my back|
After about an hour of camwhoring in Kapurpurawan, we proceeded to our next destination: the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse. Ensconced on the hills of Vigia de Nagparitan, still in the town of Burgos, the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is one of the remaining colonial lighthouses in the Philippines. Overlooking the vast West Philippine Sea and the scenic Cape Bojeador (the first land sighted by vessels approaching Luzon from the northern ports of China and East Asia), the lighthouse remains functional up to this day. In fact, when we went there, the site was undergoing maintenance.
|Cape Bojeador Lighthouse|
|View from the foot of the lighthouse|
|Souvenirs at Cape Bojeador Lighthouse|
The last part of our tour should've been Saud Beach but since we already stayed there for two nights, we opted to go straight to Laoag from Burgos. This also made our travel time shorter as Laoag is only an hour away from Burgos. Fare on a non-airconditioned bus is Php 60.
|In front of Saud Beach Resort and Hotel|
|Near Rey's Place where we stayed|
|Pagudpud wind farm|